Latest News on the Hearing Protection Act / Silencer Law Reform

Two interesting articles with recent updates on the attempt to get silencers/suppressors removed from the NFA registry for you to enjoy:

http://thehill.com/regulation/legislation/350333-lawmakers-spar-over-gun-silencer-bill

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/news/politics-government/congress/article170748667.html

 

You can buy a silencer here:

http://shop.redcircletactical.com/catalog.supressors

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Doctors and the CDCP: Suppressors / Silencers Best Method To Prevent Hearing Loss from Gunfire

The Doctors for Responsible Gun Ownership published a white paper on Firearm Suppressor / Silencer use recommending making firearm suppressors/silencers readily available to the public as a critical health intervention to prevent hearing loss.

They support the The Hearing Protection Act of 2017 (HPA) (H.R. 367 1 and its companion bill S.59 2). Be sure to contact your State representatives and urge them to support these bills.

https://drgo.us/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/DRGO-HPA-White-Paper-03-27-17.pdf

 

 

The NSSF posted about this on their blog as well:

http://www.nssfblog.com/suppressors-doctors-prescription-to-prevent-hearing-loss-from-gunfire/

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Michigan NRC Approves Hunting With Suppressors / Silencers

On Thursday Feb 11th, the Michigan Natural Resources Commission (NRC) repealed the prohibition on hunting with Silencers / Suppressors!

Finally, Michigan hunters can protect their hearing and that of those around them. As well as protect their hunting animals hearing and reduce the noise pollution that sometimes bothers non-hunters that is created when firing their weapons.

Thank you ASA, Michigan NRC, the Michigan DNR as well as all others who helped make this common sense rule change happen!

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ATF Approves Modified 41P NFA Rule Change 01/04/2016

Here is what is changing regarding NFA items including SBR, SBS and Silencers:

For the next 180 days (6 months) the current NFA rules apply.

– In 181 days (6 months) from 1/4/2016 CLEO certification goes away and it becomes CLEO notification for both trusts and individuals. (This is good).

– In 181 days (6 months) from 1/4/2016 every responsible person on a trust has to get a background check including fingerprints and photographs.

 

– This is not retroactive and does not apply to applications that are pending, or to previously approved applications for existing legal entities and trusts.  Anything that is in process before the effective date will be grandfathered under the current rules .

 

– The ruling provides a response to what happens when a person or entity that owns a trust dies.  The person who is authorized to dispose of the property of an estate may possess a firearm or other item (such as a silencer) that is registered to a decedent during the term of probate without such possession being treated as a transfer under the NFA.  Also, any transfer of the NFA item to any beneficiary of the estate is tax exempt.

 

We knew it was coming but it’s not a game changer at all. In some ways it better.

You can read the ruling here:

https://www.atf.gov/file/100896/download

Michigan to Consider Legalization of Suppressor Hunting

Looks like Michigan is moving forward with possible legalization of suppressor hunting. Read more here:

http://americansuppressorassociation.com/michigan-legalization-of-suppressor-hunting-to-be-considered-by-natural-resources-commission/

 

If you want to support this measure (and you know you do), please contact the Michigan NRC and let them know that you support this initiative (be sure to be polite):

email: NRC@michigan.gov

phone: (517) 284-6237.